contention contention  /kən ˈtɛn ʃən/


  1. (n) a point asserted as part of an argument
  2. (n) a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
  3. (n) the act of competing as for profit or a prize


  1. The riders in contention for the green jersey are often the more muscular, powerful riders in the peloton.
  2. The contention that lifting restrictions on offshore oil drilling would somehow bring down the price of gasoline is bogus.
  3. This contention is entirely lacking in substance or color of merit.


  1. Projecting Tiger Woods' Day 3 Score at 2013 US Open

    Tiger Woods has had his share of struggles through two rounds, but he's in contention to win his 15th major championship this weekend at the 2013 U.S. Open.  Merion Golf Club's East Course is shaping up to be a tough test. Despite the fact that the course was hit with torrential rain the week leading up to the tournament—including rain on Thursday that caused two delays and saw many players ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Woods battles arm injury to stay in U.S. Open contention

    Woods battles arm injury to stay in U.S. Open contention Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:31 pm, Friday, June 14, 2013 [...] he will begin Saturday's third round in the fray - and that possibility spun in doubt after he completed his first-round 73 on Friday morning ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. Hillcats Eliminated from Playoff Contention

    Even though the Hillcats could still tie Potomac when the first half of the season ends on Sunday, Lynchburg has been eliminated from Carolina League playoff contention.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: ABC 13 Lynchburg


  1. "In an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organisation, I withdrew my name from contention," Heigl, 29, said in a statement. "In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such...
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Katherine Heigl Source: BBC News

  2. "It feels good to be back and in contention," Woods said. "I usually put myself in contention most of the time most years here, and this year I'm right there."
    on Apr 10, 2010 By: Tiger Wood Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "Everybody pooh-poohs it," Specter said of the investigation. "It's ridiculous to make that kind of contention. That sequence is incomprehensible. It's an insult to the intelligence of the people who follow it. They owe the public a lot more...
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Arlen Specter Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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propriety propriety
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